Part One: Stephen Starr reports from Istanbul where the heavy crackdown on alleged plotters against President Erdogan is continuing.
Part Two: Bavaria, and its capital Munich, is reeling from four terrorist attacks in the last week. How much pressure will this heap on Angela Merkel, and how much can she withstand?
Part Three: Our Moscow Correspondent Isabel Gorst is in Dublin, so she visited the World View studio to talk about Vladimir Putin's swelling fan club of world leaders - and his standing among Russian citizens.
Bill Browder is Vladimir Putin’s No. 1 enemy. Armed with a true life story cut straight from a bestselling thriller, listen as Bill grippingly recounts his tale from Red Notice in an extraordinary interview, which sees him placed on Interpol’s most-wanted list, exposing crime, corruption and conspiracy at the highest levels of the Kremlin, and rededicating his life to find justice for his friend and lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, killed at the hands of the Russian government. There’s also the small matter of a missing $230 million... Buckle in.
An economy in deep trouble. A scandal involving billions in
off-shore bank accounts and shell companies. Seemingly endless
military entanglements. Sounds like a recipe to bring down any
world leader. This week, War College looks at what makes Russian
President Vladimir Putin the ultimate special case.
Stephen Sackur speaks to Dmitry Peskov, spokesman to Russia’s President Putin following the decision of EU and US leaders to impose sanctions. With international pressure mounting against the Kremlin, does Russia stand to lose more than win from this crisis?
Dmitry Peskov, Credit: Maxim Shemetov/AFP/Getty Images Published on March 19, 2014.
Power corrupts and it has corrupted Vladimir Putin absolutely. As the drama in Ukraine continues, we examine the mind and motivations of the man responsible.
Ian H Robertson, Professor in Psychology at Trinity College Dublin and author of The Winner Effect: How Power Affects Your Brain, explains how over time the need for power messes with the synapses and induces megalomania. The Professor tells us that the only way the West can get under Vladimir Putin's skin is through practical sanctions.
Benedict Brogan and Con Coughlin discuss what those sanctions might look like, and if Britain even has the interest or clout to help resolve this dangerous crisis.
Vladimir Putin's motives and aims are at the heart of the Ukraine crisis.
In this week's Profile, Mary Ann Sieghart speaks to those who've watched him closely. We hear about his life as KGB agent, his volatile temper, the role religion now plays in his life and politics, and the curious diplomatic deployment of his dog. Published on March 8, 2014.